Across Six Leap Years

Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 24, 2013
    80
    This LP's strength is as a document of change rather than a retrospective.
  2. Mojo
    Oct 14, 2013
    80
    Unreservedly recommended, but for the uninitiated and obsessives only. [Nov 2013, p.86]
  3. Nov 22, 2013
    74
    If there's a criticism here it's in the way these songs don't stray far from the original pieces, instead working as tasteful updates that add a dab of cohesion that was never needed in the first place. It's a treat for fans, which is really all a project like this is ever going to be. But it also highlights a continuity in their work.
  4. 70
    Across is nonetheless a very fond retread around the outskirts of a dank, delectable career.
  5. 70
    Taken as a ‘new’ complete album it could do with stretching out a little and lighting the occasional fire under the occasionally maintained for a touch too long strolling pace, but it works absolutely fine as a way of shining new light on often overlooked but clearly internally beloved outposts of their two decade career of rainy nights and velvet-lined plush bars at last orders.
  6. Jan 7, 2014
    60
    Across Six Leap Years reminds us that after more than 20 years, Tindersticks remain as polarizing as ever. And for that, it does its job admirably.
  7. Nov 22, 2013
    60
    None of these versions are really necessary, at least for listeners (it sounds as if making the record was both important and cathartic for the band), and while it’s as good a place for newcomers to start as any and superfans will probably enjoy teasing out the small differences, it’s the least essential thing Tindersticks have ever released.
  8. Oct 30, 2013
    60
    Across Six Leap Years serves the weirdest of purposes, pleasing (presumably) both band and fans. Many of these reworks are so slightly different as to possibly only truly satisfy the former, but no matter.
  9. Oct 14, 2013
    60
    Tindersticks see this anniversary celebration as a reflection of who they are as a band now, rather than merely as a reflection of their past.
  10. Uncut
    Nov 1, 2013
    50
    Other versions are so microscopically different from the originals that you wonder why they've bothered. [Dec 2013, p.71]

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